Published: Aug. 24, 2017

Three student works in office cubiclesCU Boulder provides part-time student employment opportunities to assist students in offsetting some of the cost of their education, to learn valuable skills and to gain employment experience in an environment that respects attention to academic success.

A student-employee's primary purpose for being at the university is the achievement of a degree. Hourly student-employees working for CU Boulder are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week (or 50 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the fall and spring semesters and to 40 hours per week (or 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period) in the summer.

Please note existing policies limit graduate and international students to 20 hours per week during the academic year. The policy does not affect students working in non-university off-campus jobs except for international students. (International students can only work off-campus in very limited circumstances with prior authorization by International Student and Scholar Services.) We encourage all students to prioritize their academics first when considering outside work commitments.

For more information, view the campus policy or visit the student-employment FAQ page.